Toronto News, January 2, 2013
The first motion is against Ron Plain, spokesperson for the blockaders, asking the judge to find him in contempt of court. The second is a request for the Sarnia chief of police, Phil Nelson, to attend court and explain what steps have been taken to enforce the injunction granted to CN.
The blockade went up Dec. 21 and has prevented trains from accessing some facilities along the line. Propane company Pembina Pipelines has a facility behind the line, but has shifted distribution to another location to make up for the blockage.
“This is supposed to be a scare tactic,” said Plain, who said he would appear in court.
A nationwide movement by aboriginals, known as Idle No More, has peppered the country with protests ranging from flashmobs to blockades calling for greater consultation on changes to land management on reserves and the Indian Act.